Logan hosts annual College Night

By Harleen Kaur, Courier Staff Writer

James Logan College Night was on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 5:45 to 8:00 p.m. It was held at the center of performing arts. The presentation was mainly designed for juniors, nevertheless, all grade levels were welcome to come. The purpose of the event was to inform students about 2 and 4 year college requirements and financial aid. The goal was to explain the  UC, CSU, community college, and private universities systems. There were some exciting things going on as well. Free pizza was provided before the event began and near the end of the event 3 scholarships of $500 were awarded.

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Who Will Win the NBA MVP Race?

By Courier Sports Editor, Jordan McGlory

After averaging a triple double and helping the Thunder (47-35) make the playoffs as the 7th seed, MVP front-runner Russell Westbrook is making a statement in the NBA this year. Westbrook had stellar stats to finish the season off:  31 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds per game.

It has been a very historic season for him this year, having beaten the record of most triple doubles in a season, which was once held by Oscar Robertson. As Westbrook showed his dominance in the league, nobody could compare with his performance, and it even seemed as if his games were too easy. By far, he is the most un-guardable player in the league.

However, he is still being questioned for being MVP because of his team’s record. The closest competition to Westbrook is James Harden of the Houston Rockets. Harden helped his team (55-27) to the third seed in the Western Conference, and he also had a very good individual season himself, averaging 37 points, 9 assists, and 7 rebounds.

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Behind the Scenes of “Playing for Time”

By Sophia Ahmadi, Courier Staff Writer
For the past four months, James Logan’s drama department has been working on their production of “Playing for Time” and soon, all of their hard work and dedication will be seen.

I remember heading up to the drama room after school one day to audition for Logan’s spring play. I didn’t know what was ahead of me. At this time, no one even knew which production we were taking on this year, we just wanted to be apart of it. The next day, when the cast list was put up, I nervously walked to the bulletin board and searched for my name. At first, I felt a bit of sadness when I didn’t see it right away like I expected to. But then, as I scanned the bottom of the page, my stomach dropped, and I saw my name. I was ecstatic and couldn’t wait to begin.

When rehearsals finally started after a few weeks, I walked in the drama room not knowing what to expect. Just like the drama one class that I’m currently in, we started the rehearsals with a warm up game that I was familiar with. Then, when the drama department finally announced the play , we all started to realize what we were getting into.

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Gnash kicks off Sleepover tour in SF

By Thomas Zhong, Courier Co-Editor-in-Chief

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Garrett Charles Nash, known as Gnash, is a recent breakout singer and songwriter. Before entering the spotlight with his hit single “i hate u, i love u,” he gained recognition through his three EP’s, “u” in March 2015, “me” in December 2015, and “us” in March 2016.

Much of his success was brought by his lead single “i hate u, i love u,” which peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was written by the featuring artist Olivia O’Brien. However, he has a long history of expressing his emotions through music. DJing since 13, Gnash has never been afraid to follow his philosophy of “documenting the feelings (he has) in (his) heart in (his) art.” In his self-written bio, he reveals that he was “raised that it’s okay to have feelings,” and ultimately he wants to reach to his fans through his music, to ensure them that “they are not alone.”

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As he finished his “The U, Me & Us Tour” in North America and Europe, he kicks off his “Sleepover” tour in SF Regency Ballroom.

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School shooting in San Bernardino leaves 2 dead

Amanda Anabeza, Courier Staff Writer

Riverside resident, Cedric Anderson, shot his wife in an elementary classroom occupied by special needs children before killing himself this Monday. Two students were injured in the tragedy at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino. One of the two was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

In a report given by the Police Chief, Jarrod Burguan, he states that Anderson walked into the classroom carrying a large caliber revolver and opened fire without warning, killing Karen Elaine Smith – his estranged wife and teacher at the school. The two students who were shot were standing behind Smith at the time.

An 8 year old boy, Jonathan Martinez, died later that day at Loma Linda University Medical Center. The other student, 9 years old, was listed in stable condition by the hospital. Police believe the children were not targets and that they were simply unlucky.

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United Airlines Passenger Mistreated

By Amanda Anabeza, Courier Staff Writer

Disturbing video clips were captured by United Airlines passengers this Sunday that have viewers reconsidering their future flight booking preferences. After a Kentucky physician, David Dao, refused to exit the overbooked plane and give up his seat, he was forcibly removed by security officers.

The video shows Dao being yanked out of his seat, screaming, and dragged down the aisle by his arms. His glasses were no longer correctly positioned on his face, his shirt rose above his midriff, and he was clearly bleeding from his nose and/or mouth.

Dao was one of the four passengers selected to be bumped but he did not comply like the others had. An employee had earlier specified that there were four employees that needed to get to Louisville and that the plane would not depart unless they were given seats. Mr. Hobart, a United spokesperson, would not state how these passengers were chosen.

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Looking for a Good Guitar Store?

By Horace Assar, Courier Staff Writer

If you want to buy a guitar or get it fixed, go to Aantones Music in Newark because this place really lives up to its 4.9 star review by Google users.

When I first walked in, the place didn’t look like I expected it to. There were amplifiers everywhere, it was quite dusty, and there was an upright bass with the neck of an electric bass guitar.

However, I ended up spending an hour there because when I looked carefully I found guitars that had deals that were just unbelievable. I saw a Fender Stratocaster that was only $400 and a Gibson SG Fusion for only $250. I tried playing both and they sounded magnificent.

You can also sell your instrument to Aantone, the store manager. He also fixes trumpets and many other instruments.

The store is worth definitely worth checking out. Whether you want to service your guitar, or need beginner’s advice on which one to buy, go to Aantone’s music.

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James Logan Cheer team participates in the USA Spirit Nationals

By Stephanie Ramirez, Courier Staff Writer

On March 23rd, the Cheer team left for Nationals. The cheer team was participating in the USA Spirit Nationals in Anaheim. This was a 5 day trip which also included Disneyland. Throughout the whole season, we had been preparing for this event. We participated in other competitions to get as much practice as we possibly could. We qualified 3 times to attend Nationals, and improved each time we competed. Nationals could have been better for us but I truly think we performed and ended the routine strong. We accomplished a lot this season and that is all that matters, we improved our skills and I can’t wait to see what the upcoming season has in store for us.

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Hela breaks Mjolnir and the internet in the Thor: Ragnarok teaser trailer

By Matthew Wong, Courier Staff Writer

On April 10, 2017, a trailer for Thor: Ragnarok was released. This time Thor meets his match and is powerless without his hammer.

The movie presents its first first female lead villain, Cate Blanchett as Hela. There have been female villains in Marvel films such as Nebula from “Guardians of the Galaxy”, but Hela is the main villain and will bring chaos to Asgard personally. Hela is the goddess of death and she destroys Thor’s hammer Mjolnir. She takes over Asgard while Thor is captured to participate in a gladiatorial contest. Loki is also present, but his role in the movie is not clear. In my opinion, he might be defending Asgard. Also, towards the end of the trailer Hulk is present and he is also a part of the contest and fights Thor.
From what I can tell from the trailer, this movie will talk more of what Thor can do without his hammer. This movie shows a lot of promise and will be released in November.

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Multiple Cars Damaged Near Contempo

By Harleen Kaur, Courier Staff Writer

Parking cars outside is not safe anymore–recently twenty cars windows got smashed and were broken into near the townhouses at Contempo Park.

The wreckage started from the street near Saint Anne’s church to Polaris Avenue in Union City. There were shattered pieces of glass across the street curbs, and many people removed their cars from their parked locations.

As for other observations, my neighbor Romy Kapoor stated “The cars that they were breaking through were the nice ones because I noticed that all the old ones in the between the smashed ones were perfectly fine.” This is true because on the street, my family parked two cars together in one area alongside each other. The old car wasn’t even touched, while the other car’s driver side and passenger windows was smashed through.

Additionally, the glove box was opened even though it was locked before, and all the papers stored in it were ripped apart and thrown out. Since the incident occurred on a rainy day, all the cars damaged quickly became wet inside.

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